FCC and FTC Firm up Continued Cooperation on Consumer Protection Issues

FCC and FTC Firm up Continued Cooperation on Consumer Protection Issues
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November 16, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further the agencies' ongoing cooperation on consumer protection matters.

The memorandum is designed to formalize the existing cooperation between the agencies, outlining how the FTC and FCC will coordinate consumer protection efforts going forward.

The memorandum outlines methods by which the agencies will coordinate and share information and recognizes the agencies' expertise in their respective jurisdictions.

Additionally, the memorandum recognizes the two agencies' complementary authorities with regard to practices by common carriers.

The agencies have followed a similar memorandum of understanding related to telemarketing enforcement issues since 2003.